Running Time: 60 minutes
Norte y Sur is an experimental documentary that deals with politics, aesthetics, immigration, history, and language under a prevailing imperialistic model. In Norte y Sur, my family stands as a reference point to explore issues related to the “migrant experience”. Racist notions of personhood are reframed and re-contextualized in an effort to examine their effects on today’s society. Shot in a variety of film and video formats Norte y Sur works as a patchwork of mediums and of forms of representation.
In this work I examine the structures and “weights” of time searching for a way to breach literary descriptions. Investigating notions of perception, time and being through the works. Perception and communication while perceiving time crunching and expanding, corroding, merging, reemerging. Time as memory, time as history, time as fiction. The exploration of the landscape emphasizes the porosity of liminal spaces such as the border between Mexico and the US, the land in between. Experiencing time through the lens of the traveler, repetition, anxieties that converge with meditations and remembrances as soft traces of “pinched” time, time bended and ruptured in a narrative that reveals the politics of perceived “absence.
60 min. video, three channel video installation, and Photographs from the "Alien Landscapes" series.